The final event in the well-known WILDSERIES events, the Golden Gate Challenge will see exciting changes to the format, bringing the 2019 calendar to a close. The WILDSERIES Three Cranes Challenge brought a new look and feel to the much-loved series, introducing new route options and a fantastic family and spectator vibe in January this year.
Similarly, the WILDSERIES Golden Gate Challenge that is set to take place from 18-20 October 2019 will see new route options and spectator packages available, making the event more accessible and family orientated. Traditionally being a 3-day staged event, an exciting addition of a 2-day option and shorter distance options on each day are now available and will open the event up to a wider field of participants.
The trails will take participants through some of the most rugged and yet intrinsically beautiful sections of the mountains lining the Free State, situated in the Golden Gate Highlands National Park. Opening up sections of the park that are generally restricted, this event brings an unforgettable opportunity for nature lovers – the Little Serengeti, Cathedral Caves, Ribbok Trail, Brandwag Mountain and many more. Those tackling the 3-day staged event will cover 73km reaching altitudes of 1590m with the 2-day athletes making their mark with 36km. Not to be underestimated, this event brings both a mental and physical challenge as you explore the sandstone mountains and valleys of this reserve.
With spectator accommodation and meals now available, participants can enjoy the race village atmosphere together with their family and friends. There are various activities available in the Golden Gate Highlands National Park and Clarens not too far from the race village which present an amazing opportunity for families to experience together. A KidZone service will now be available, allowing parents to enjoy their trails worry-free, with experienced childminders taking care of the little ones. Immerse yourself in the majesty of the Golden Gate Highlands National Park: https://kzntrailrunning.co.za/races/the-wildseries-golden-gate-challenge/